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by Mid A 15
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

I was reading some of Siegfried Sassoon’s works and looked him up in Wikipedia. There I was most surprised to see the following. For those interested the context is explained in the article. “One of his closest friends was the cricketer, Dennis Silk who later became Warden (headmaster) of Radley Co...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1324

Re: The Story of Old Blues in North America - BCOB Book Project

I remember an American called Michael Schmidt (? spelling) spending a full academic year at CH during my own first academic year of 1965/1966 but do not recall any others during the remainder of my time. I stand to be corrected by other contemporaries! I am therefore surmising that Schmidt was the l...
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Happy Birthday John Hopgood.

Hope you had a good one John!
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

to all on here.
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1470

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

Fitzsadou wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 am
In spite of the recent event at Twickenham, why limit this thread to Rugby? So then we could have mention of Cricket (and DRW Silk). Why stop there? There are Rowing, etc (and even Tiddly Winks) to consider.
Feel free to elaborate.
by Mid A 15
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1470

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

I am sure John Cullen and Bill Biddell were Cambridge blues in the early 80s. Well remembered! I should have thought of those particularly Cullen who I believe wasn't that far away from an England trial as a scrum half. I think he played for London and South East back in the days divisional sides p...
by Mid A 15
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1470

Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

On the day of the Oxford v Cambridge varsity match I wondered how many we have had and how recently. I cannot think of any Old Blue male pupils within the past 50 years or so. The late Geoff Hines being the most recent to my knowledge. I am aware of some Rugby Blue CH Masters: TGR Davies, WPC Davies...
by Mid A 15
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH in Art
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: CH in Art

Checking out the website for the "Impressionists in London" exhibition which has just opened at Tate Britain, I note that it includes a painting by James Tissot called "London Visitors" which depicts some important looking members of the bourgeoisie plus a couple of Housey boys. Do CH pupils crop u...
by Mid A 15
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Proposed demolition of old CH kitchens & Wardrobe

jhopgood wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:19 pm
I think you will find that comments have been made on n OB page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/202297119829844/
Followed through on the link John but get the closed group message.
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Scholarships to CH -- and beyond

As I understand it, it was the West Gift that kept the girls school open, as the will specified a number of girls to benefit as well as boys. As to scholarships to Oxbridge, I know the one I had has changed a lot. It was an Abbott's Scholarship, then for the sons and daughters of the clergy of the ...
by Mid A 15
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?
Replies: 15
Views: 3703

Re: Can you identify this pupil from 1969?

Sadly Mike Trubridge, the originator of this thread, is shown as 'no longer with us' in the newsletter I received from Gina Skillings today. I'm shocked having met him again in 2012 at the 40 years on event. At that time he still looked fit enough to be eminently capable of giving a good account of ...
by Mid A 15
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: Time flies

My first day was 52 years ago today
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 36
Views: 4043

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Bogey Fryer had a dreadful temper. I remember him nearly throttling someone with his own scarf in one math class. Truly alarming. Beats Tom Keeley bashing someone in the front row over the head with a Lewis & Short. N.T. Fryer was my housemaster during my entire time in Coleridge B. Everyone knew h...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Richard 'Dickie' Dawe
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Richard 'Dickie' Dawe

I'm very sorry to read this. Mr Dawe was a very approachable teacher and his encouragement in the years to 'O' level enabled me to 'punch above my weight' in English until my true lack of knowledge and expertise of literature was exposed at 'A' level. He ran an ornithological club on Hobbies Afterno...